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Huayhuash Trek Via Trapecio

  • 9 Day Trek
  • Fully Supported
  • Small Groups Only

Trek one of the most beautiful high altitude trekking circuits in the world. Huayhuash circuit, is the most dramatic high altitude trek in the Peruvian Andes with magnificent views of the mountains of the Cordillera Huayhuash such as Yerupaja 6634m being the second highest mountain in Peru, Siula Grande, Jirishanca, Carnicero, Trapecio and beautiful glacial lakes.

Trip Highlights

  • Unique Mountain Views
  • U–Shaped Valleys
  • Deep Glacial Lakes
  • World Class Trek

Departure Dates

  • 7 May 
  • 23 May 
  • 8 June – Special Program
  • 25 June 
  • 11 July
  • 27 July
  • 12 August
  • 28 August
  • 16 September
  • 4 October 

Trekking Details

Grade: Strenuous
Distance: 120 Km
Maximum altitude: 5020m
Price: From USD630 per person.

Season: May – October
Pickup and Drop-off: We will collect and return you to any hotel located within Huaraz City.
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What to Bring: We will provide a full gear list info upon booking the trek.

TREKKING ITINERARY

Lets Go! Vamos!

You are picked up at your accommodation and begin the journey with a spectacular scenic drive along the Callejon de Huaylas Valley. There are opportunities for photo stops along the way. We drive through many rural villages until we reach our camp at Quartelhuain 4150m. 5 hours drive.

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We slowly climb up to 4690m in the morning to cross the Punta Cacanan then, as we descend, we are rewarded with stunning views of the nearby peaks of Rondoy and Jirishanca. Our camp is situated at Janca Valley 4200m. In the afternoon, we can do a side trip up to Laguna Mitucocha 4250m where we will see Torrent Ducks and Andean Geese. 5 to 6 hours walk.

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We ascend towards Paso Carhuac 4630m pass from where we have splendid views of Nevados Carnicero, Siula Grande, Yerupaja, Jirishanca. We then descend to our camp at the beautiful Laguna Carhuacocha 4150m. 5 to 6 hours walk.

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We ascend towards Paso Siula Punta 4850m pass with nice views of the surrounding mountains and crossing above the glacier fed lakes of Siula and Quesillococha. From the pass we descend to our camp at Huayhuash 4350m passing a beautiful lake and always enjoying views of the great mountains of the range. 8 hours walk.

We ascend towards Paso Trapecio Punta 5000m pass from where we have close-up views of Nevado Trapecio Mountain. We then descend to our camp at Huanaqpatay 4350m. We will see lovely glacial lakes as we go down to the campsite. 7 hours walk.

We ascend towards the highest pass on the trek Cerro San Antonio 5020m pass from where there are fantastic views of mountains and lakes. We can see the Siula Glacier where Joe Simpson crawled down in his epic battle for survival, and also Siula Base Camp. We then descend to Callinca Valley 4265m. from where we have a long flat gentle hike for 4 to 5 hours to our camp in the village of Huayllapa 3670m. 8 hours total walk.

We slowly climb up to 4770m in the morning to cross Punta Tapush Pass, we then descend to Gashpapampa 4500m. 7 to 8 hours walk.

We descend before ascending towards Paso Llaucha Punta 4850m pass, with fantastic views of the mountains of Rondoy, Jirishanca, Yerupaja, Rasac and Sacra. From the pass, we hike up to a ridge which takes us to Huacrish Lookout to have an unique views of the Huayhuash Mountain Range. We then descend to our last camp at the beautiful Laguna Jahuacocha 4050m lake. 5 hours walk.

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Today is our final day of trekking, with one last climb up to Paso Pampa Llamac 4300m. We can enjoy our final views over the range before descending steadily down to Llamac. Here we meet our transport and drive back to Huaraz. 5 hours walk and 4 hours drive.


Altitude and Acclimatization

This is a major factor on this trek and we strongly recommend that you arrive in Huaraz at least 4 days before the trek departs and spend time doing day hikes to higher altitude, this will help with acclimatization to the new altitude. 

Grading & Fitness

In order to get the most out of the trek you should be in good physical condition. It is not easy to grade the fitness level required for the trek, since it is a subjective matter. However, we have classified this trek as strenuous. We trek approximately six to eight hours per day with several long ascents and descents.

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Highlights

  • Unique Mountain Views
  • U–Shaped Valleys
  • Deep Glacial Lakes
  • World Class Trek

Departure Dates

  • 7 May 
  • 23 May 
  • 8 June – Special Program
  • 25 June 
  • 11 July
  • 27 July
  • 12 August
  • 28 August
  • 16 September
  • 4 October 

TRIP REVIEWS

Rodolfo, I really appreciated your easy going nature. Thank you for a great trip and great service. Hayden, Australia

Rodolfo and his crew were totally professional, knowledgeable and energetic, always willing to help. They could not have made the trip any better. Evans, USA

I had a really great time in Peru! Thank you again for being a great guide. Illiana, USA

A trek with a 10 out of 10 Wow factor! From start to finish Rodolfo and our trekking team were amazing. Sonia, Australia

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